Movably Mounted Patents (Class 439/136)
  • Patent number: 10756461
    Abstract: An adapter for a housing opening in a housing of a splice block can include an adapter body that is movably coupled to the housing and includes a conductor passage. The adapter body can be selectively movable between a closed configuration and an open configuration, in which the conductor passage is, respectively, in and out of alignment with the housing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ernest Richard-Dean Buehman, Steven D. Rois, Frederic Bizet, Thomas Bockstoce
  • Patent number: 10711506
    Abstract: A charge port assembly includes a port, an iris door movable to expose the port, and a motorized actuating assembly configured to move the iris door between a closed position in which the port is concealed and an open position in which the port is exposed. The iris door may be automatically dilated to the open position in response to a predefined prompt from an authorized user or if a charging cord is approaching the charge port assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin James Rhodes, Pallav Sohoni
  • Patent number: 10641624
    Abstract: An encoder includes a housing including a first set of one or more sidewalls defining a first zone, a second set of one or more sidewalls defining a second zone, and a protection partition having a first surface oriented toward the first zone and a second surface oriented toward the second zone. The protection partition has a sensor opening defined therethrough between the first zone and the second zone. A board stack assembly having a plurality of elevations is positioned such that an interface device and a first portion of a protective wire feedthrough are in the first zone and a second portion of the protective wire feedthrough extends through the sensor opening between the first zone and the second zone. The protective wire feedthrough is coupleable to a sensor device in the second zone. A cover engages the first set of one or more sidewalls to seal the first zone from an ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Leslie Wolff, Glenn Siracki, Owen Patton
  • Patent number: 10608365
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a connector cap and a camera-side cable connector. The connector cap includes a connection portion that movably connects the connector cap to the camera-side cable connector. The camera-side cable connector includes a first groove in which a protruding section of the connection portion is movably disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Tadahiko Sato, Yan Qian, Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10588230
    Abstract: A waterproof lid includes: a lid body; and a sealant made of rubber and including a first portion which adheres to the lid body and a second portion is in contact with the lid body in a non-adhesive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shingo Yamaguchi, Hayato Shida
  • Patent number: 10554002
    Abstract: This electric conduction apparatus is an electric conduction apparatus that supports an electronic device having a predetermined surface provided with a connector insertion port and is capable of being electrically connected to the electronic device, the electric conduction apparatus including a housing having a front side and a rear side, a connector that protrudes from the housing and can be inserted into the connector insertion port, and a pivoting mechanism configured to pivot the connector about a first axis line located on the rear side relative to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuya Okazaki, Shinji Hirose, Hiroki Ikuta
  • Patent number: 10411391
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a power strip with two ends safely pluggable, used for connecting with a plug, the power strip is provided with two receiving spaces respectively arranged at two ends of the power strip for allowing the plug to plug in, the receiving space is provided with pins and a blocking structure, the blocking structure is configured for, when the plug is plugged into one of the receiving spaces, closing or obstructing the other receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen HUYUAN Electric Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinlong Tang, Yanhui Li
  • Patent number: 10084262
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of a bi-directional cable interconnect system are described. A connector bezel configured to guide engagement of a male mating connector of a cable with a female mating connector comprises a front plate having a main opening formed therein configured to allow passage of the male mating connector therethrough and a rear assembly attached to the front plate. The rear assembly comprises a plurality of walls forming a cable connector opening therethrough and a rear opening formed in the rear assembly configured to allow passage of the female mating connector therethrough. The cable connector opening is fluidly coupled with the main opening and with the rear opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Kelly, Todd Christopher McNally, Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Patent number: 9948020
    Abstract: A lid-equipped power socket structure comprises at least one or more electric power sockets and an electric power plug, wherein the electric power plug is electrically connected to the electric power sockets through a set of power line materials, and the electric power socket comprises a socket body, a lid body internally having a gasket, and an external cladding shell, in which the external cladding shell can be sleeve installed onto the outer surface of the socket body; in addition, the external cladding shell may be pivotally connected to the lid body via a torsion spring such that the lid body can be lifted up or placed down onto the surface of the socket body, in which, when the lid body covers on the surface of the socket body, the gasket of the lid body can abut against the 3-holed socket on the surface of the electric power socket thereby achieving the objective of water-proof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Chia-Hua Lin
  • Patent number: 9930803
    Abstract: A vibration-proof mounting apparatus device is provided for mounting a memory card. The main mounting apparatus comprises a mounting member, a windshield, and an elastic element. The elastic element connects the mounting member and the windshield. The windshield drives the mounting member to move. The windshield presses down against the mounting member and securely holds the memory card for correct connectivity at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Wen-Chen Wang
  • Patent number: 9871314
    Abstract: A power connector includes: an insulative housing including an upper surface, a lower surface, and a receiving space; a number of contacts accommodated in the insulative housing each including a contacting portion, a rear portion accommodated in a rear end of the insulative housing, and a corrugated elastic portion connecting the contacting portion and the rear portion, the contacting portion including a lower tongue plate extending forwardly from the corrugated elastic portion, an upper tongue plate, and a curved section connecting the lower tongue plate and the upper tongue plate; wherein the curved section has a pair of contact beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Cai-Yuan Wang
  • Patent number: 9806478
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a dielectric body having a socket. A plurality of pivotable arms are hinged to the dielectric body. A releasable locking mechanism holds the pivotable arms in a locked position that releases with an outward pulling force exceeding a threshold force. The releasable locking mechanism comprises two or more latch members that are biased by corresponding springs against the corresponding pivotable arms. Each pivotable arm has a protrusion that divides a first region from a second region of the pivotable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Darin E. Bartholomew, Christopher L. Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 9722332
    Abstract: A conductive base for illuminating building blocks has a base plate, an anode conductive component, and a cathode conductive component. The base plate further has a plurality of hollow studs. The anode conductive component and the cathode conductive component electrically connect to an external power supply. The anode conductive component and the cathode conductive component are projected out of recesses of the hollow studs to contact circuit boards of illuminating building blocks stacked on the base plate and then build electric connections. The neighboring illuminating building blocks stacked on the base plate can emit light together by the above base plate without intricate circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Chia-Yen Lin, Ya-Ping Feng
  • Patent number: 9720451
    Abstract: An information handling system opening, such as at a cable port, selectively closes and opens through inflation and deflation of a seal, such as an expanding balloon structure interfaced with a microfluidic reservoir. The seal fills the opening to block contaminants from entering the information handling system and deflates to provide room for cables to pass when desired. Automated sealing of a port is provided in response to detection of contaminants, such as liquids or dust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Stefan Peana, Munif M. Farhan, Mark A. Schwager, David M. Meyers, Brian Hargrove Leonard, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 9713260
    Abstract: An electronic circuit device which forms a parting line preventing the penetration of moisture into a connector and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The electronic, circuit device (1) includes resin sealing members (6, 7) that seal a circuit substrate (2) having electronic components (4) mounted and a terminal section (5) formed at one end portion. The resin sealing member (6) includes a parting line (9) formed extending around an axis of an insertion direction of the terminal section (5). The electronic circuit device (1) is manufactured using a metal mold apparatus (21) formed by an upper die (22) including a first hollow portion (24) having a shape following the external appearance of a half part (6) of the resin sealing member and a lower die (23) including a second hollow portion (27) having a shape following the external appearance of a half part (7) of the resin sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventors: Tadao Kuboki, Satoshi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9559535
    Abstract: A portable electronics storage and charging apparatus for use in storing and charging handheld electronic devices that each includes a battery and a USB charging cable includes a case having a lower portion and an upper portion that each define respective cavities. The upper portion is pivotally coupled to the lower portion and movable between closed and open configurations. A master battery is situated in one of the lower or upper portion cavities. A plurality of spaced apart cable racks is coupled to the top wall of the upper portion of the case, each cable rack being configured to hold a respective charging cable associated with a respective electronic device. The master battery is electrically coupled to a respective charging cable held by a respective cable rack and configured to impart current to a respective electronic device when the respective device is electrically connected to the respective charging cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Deborah A. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 9543714
    Abstract: The present invention is a modular inserted connector detecting structure, which comprises a connector (such as USB connector) having an insulation body and multiple signal terminals, wherein two sides of the insulation body may have a first and a second detection modules joined therewith, or one surface of the insulation body is provided with a detection module thereon. Thereby, in assembly, the first and second detection modules may be used to join the two sides of the insulation body directly, or a scarfing seat of the detection module may be used to join on the insulation body, in order to achieve the effects of easy structure, convenient assembly, robust joining and facility to produce and manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: T-Conn Precision Corporation
    Inventor: Jen Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 9531116
    Abstract: An electrical device has a plug-in connection device (15), which is used to open and close an electrical circuit (24). The plug-in connection device (15) contains at least two contact/mating-contact pairs (22, 23), which have different ignition protection types. At least one of the two contact/mating-contact pairs is designed to interrupt the current running through said contact/mating-contact pair without triggering an explosion. (Ignition protection type Ex d or Ex i.) The other contact/mating-contact pair (23) opens and closes in the currentless state. Therefore, the other contact/mating-contact pair can have a second ignition protection type, such as Ex e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Carsten Brenner
  • Patent number: 9478877
    Abstract: A mountable electrical socket apparatus comprises a socket assembly mounted in a base housing. The socket assembly, defined as a rectangular body having an electrical socket on a first side, an input wiring insert on second side, and an output wiring insert on a third side, is mounted in the base housing with a pair of mounting brackets. The base housing is circular basin which is configured to receive up to two discrete sets of electrical wires to be connected to the socket assembly. An input wire, from the electrical system of the building in which the mountable electrical socket apparatus is disposed or from another mountable electrical socket apparatus provides electrical power to the socket assembly generally and to the electrical socket. An output wire may be utilized to transmit electrical power which has been provided to one mountable electrical socket apparatus to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy Burton
  • Patent number: 9451713
    Abstract: Disclosed is a data card, comprising a casing, a PCB and a main antenna arranged in the internal cavity of the casing, and an adapter fixedly connected to the casing. The data card also comprises a metal rotating shaft for an adapter which is arranged in the casing and electrically connected to the adapter. The metal rotating shaft for an adapter and the adapter form a diversity an antenna of the data card. Also disclosed is a data interaction system comprising a data card and a user terminal. By means of the solution disclosed in the present invention, since a diversity antenna need not be independently arranged, the overall dimensions of a data card are reduced, and the appearance of the data card is ensured, thereby reducing the production cost of the data card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Pan Huang, Lu Zhang, Wei Li, Qingmin Gao
  • Patent number: 9431748
    Abstract: A plug-in device system has a closure unit blocking access to a first plug-in device element, for example a socket. The closure unit includes a rotary bezel which is coupled via a coupling to at least one shutter such that the rotation of the bezel effects a movement of the shutter from a closed position in an open position. Preferably, a locking assembly is additionally provided, which blocks movement of the rotary bezel and/or shutter in the closed position as long as no pressure is applied to the shutter. In addition, a safety device can be provided, which prevents the shutter from opening when a direct force is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan Gattwinkel, Volker Lazzaro, Markus Kebben
  • Patent number: 9433094
    Abstract: An electronic substrate 100 includes: a substrate member 110 which has a shape of plane plate and whose pair of main surfaces 110a and 110b are opposite each other; a plurality of connection terminals 130 which are formed so as to be arranged on an edge side of the substrate member 110 and on at least one surface out of the pair of main surfaces 110a and 110b of the substrate member 110; a plurality of wirings 120 which are connected with the plural connection terminals 130; and a plurality of openings 140A arranged in an area, which exists between connection terminals 130 adjacent each other out of the plural connection terminals 130 and in which the connection terminals 130 adjacent each other extend, in an extending direction of the connection terminals 130 adjacent each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kashiwakura
  • Patent number: 9379474
    Abstract: A safety electrical outlet device provides obstruction preventing insertion of objects into an electric outlet. The device includes a housing for coupling to a structure. Electrical contacts on the housing are provided for electrical coupling to electrical supply wiring of the structure. Slots extend through a front face of the housing. The electrical contacts provide electrical current to an electrical plug inserted into the slots. Each of a pair of panels is coupled to the housing and slides between an extended position wherein the panel obstructs an associated one of the slots and a retracted position wherein the associated slot is unobstructed by the panel. Each panel is biased into the extended position. Each of a pair of tabs is coupled to an associated one of the panels and extends from the housing such that manipulation of the tabs moves the panels into the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: David L. McGowan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9380137
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a case including a wall portion including an opening, and a pair of longitudinal grooves, wherein each of the longitudinal grooves includes a first groove portion that is disposed with the opening between the first groove portions; a second groove portion that is contiguous to the first groove portion through an inclined groove wall; a lid that moves along the longitudinal grooves, and that is brought closer to the wall portion by the inclined groove wall under an action of moving the lid to the first groove portion; a resilient member that is provided at the lid, and that is compressed by the wall portion and the lid by the action of moving the lid closer to the wall portion; and a connection member that is connected to an electronic component inside the case, and that is exposed from the opening when the opening is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Hayato Shida, Shingo Yamaguchi, Satoshi Kanbayashi, Yasuhiro Ite, Satoshi Watanabe, Takao Shinoda
  • Patent number: 9252610
    Abstract: A power charging socket according to an exemplary embodiment of the disclosure is inlaid in a supporting body. The power charging socket includes a power socket module and a panel. The power socket module includes a power port exposed out of the panel. The power charging socket further includes a USB charging module and a baffle plate. The USB charging module includes a charging port exposed out of the panel. A wireless charging transmitter is located inside the baffle plate. One end of the baffle plate is rotatably connected with a bottom of the panel, and another end of the baffle plate is detachably connected with the panel. The baffle plate closes the panel to cover the power port and the charging port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Youhua Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih Chung Chen, Shu-Mu Chen
  • Patent number: 9160824
    Abstract: A cover, for use with a mobile telephone, is adapted at least partially to cover the mobile telephone when the telephone is installed within the cover while allowing user access to the mobile telephone. The cover is adapted to receive in a detachable manner one or more accessories for use with the mobile telephone. The one or more accessories may include one or more sensors for providing in operation one or more corresponding transduced signals to the mobile telephone and are operable to receive their power provided from the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: MOBILICER AS
    Inventors: Arvid Torset, Stein Gausereide, Morten Hansen, Arild Stokke
  • Patent number: 9083104
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a terminal body having a case that forms an exterior of the terminal body and a slot portion formed in the case, a socket mounted in the terminal body, the socket being configured to receive an external device through the slot portion, a slide door arranged behind the slot portion, the slide door being configured to slide to expose and cover the socket and a first spring coupled to one side of the slide door. When the external device is connected to the socket, the external device maintains the slide door in an open position and, when the external device is removed from the socket, the first spring provides a restorative force to move the slide door into a closed position covering the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Wansub Kim, Myungsun Kim, Dongguk Kang, Sukho Hong
  • Patent number: 9059536
    Abstract: A door mechanism assembly includes a movable unit and a door unit. The movable unit is disposed in a housing of an electronic device and is for carrying an electronic connector corresponding to an opening on the housing. The door unit is disposed in the housing and can open or cover the opening. The movable unit includes a first magnetic member, and the door mechanism assembly includes a second magnetic member. The first and second magnetic members are repulsive with each other. The door unit normally covers the opening, so as to protect the electronic connector. When the movable unit moves near the door unit, the door unit will be pushed away from the opening by the repulsive magnetic force, such that the electrical connector will be exposed in the opening and that the electrical connector provides an electrical connection function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Po Hsiang Tseng
  • Publication number: 20150147899
    Abstract: There is provided a socket for selectively coupling to a plug. The socket comprising a conforming portion adapted to conform to a first configuration complementary to the plug, wherein the first configuration allows the socket to electrically couple to the plug; and a securing member adjustable to releasably engage at least part of the conforming portion to substantially prevent the conforming portion from changing to a second configuration different from the first configuration, wherein the second configuration substantially prevents the socket from electrically coupling to the plug. There are also provided a plug configured to cooperate with the socket, a plug and socket assembly, a method of setting the socket for selectively coupling to the plug, and a method of resetting the socket programmed to selectively coupling to the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Eugene Cheong Wai Luen
  • Patent number: 9033718
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a port, an openable and closable door, and a holding mechanism. A connector of the USB device is insertable into and removable from the port so as to connect and disconnect the USB device to and from the control apparatus. The openable and closable door is disposed adjacent the port, and configured to open so as to expose the port and configured to close so as to shield the port. The holding mechanism is disposed at the openable and closable door and configured to hold a housing of the USB device when the openable and closable door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Naoto Munehiro, Hajime Uesugi, Michinori Kusumi
  • Patent number: 9035179
    Abstract: A locking portion (13) is provided to lock an open/close cover (15) to a fuse unit (5) or a cover main body (9) assembled to the fuse unit (5) in a state where the open/close cover (15) is closed. The open/close cover (15) is openably and closably connected to the cover main body (9), and includes first and second side walls (17, 19) respectively on both end sides in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to an opening/closing direction and extending in the opening/closing direction. The locking portion (13) includes a locking protrusion (21) provided in the first side wall (17) deformable in the orthogonal direction, and a mating locking protrusion (23) provided in the fuse unit (5) or the cover main body (9) and facing the first side wall (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsumoto, Miyuki Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 9025320
    Abstract: A housing for a computer system which can be opened at least on a first housing wall for access into the housing and wherein, on a second housing wall, an opening for an external connector plug is arranged, the housing having a covering fixture to cover the opening for the connector plug, wherein the covering fixture is operable by the first housing wall such that the opening for the external connector plug is covered at least partially when the housing is opened, and the opening for the external connector plug is not covered when the housing is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: Wilhelm Neukam
  • Patent number: 9024186
    Abstract: A flush mount wall plate assembly, having an exterior plate and an interior plate. The interior plate is secured onto a junction box. The exterior plate is secured onto the interior plate, and a cover plate is secured onto the exterior plate. Drywall is positioned between the exterior plate and the interior plate. Joint compound is applied onto the exterior plate. When installed, the cover plate is approximately flush with adjacent drywall and top and bottom ramped edges, and first and second lateral ramped edges of the exterior plate when the interior plate is secured onto the junction box, the exterior plate is secured onto the interior plate, and the cover plate is secured onto the exterior plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Gonzalez, Jose-Raul Santiago
  • Patent number: 9011166
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing and a connector module. The casing has a notch. The connector module includes a connector main body, a cover, a first position-limiting portion, a second position-limiting portion and an elastic component. The connector main body is disposed on the casing and corresponding to the notch. The cover is pivoted with the casing. The cover is adapted to rotate to a first position to cover the notch or rotate to a second position to expose the notch. The first position-limiting portion has at least one position-limiting hole. The first position-limiting portion and the second position-limiting portion have a gap therebetween. The elastic component is disposed in the gap and partially inserted into the position-limiting-hole. The cover presses the elastic component on the casing and is adapted to restore from the second position to the first position by elastic force of the elastic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Dan-Dan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9004930
    Abstract: A set of outlets including a sheet and a base adapted for electrical work to each other in a detachable manner, the sheet including at least two electric tracks in a concentric ring configured to respectively cooperate with electrical contacts of an electrical socket. A magnetic mechanism generates a first control force for positioning and holding the sheet on the base. The base includes at least two movable electric contacts movable between a first position inside the base and a second position outside the base to be respectively in direct electrical contact with the electrical tracks, the first force control to move the electrical contacts between the first and the second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: David Gualino, Rachid Makhlouche, Charles Blondel
  • Patent number: 9000298
    Abstract: An interchangeable cover system is provided for use with an electrical power or data unit, such as at or near a work surface. The cover system includes an aesthetic cover and a clip member. The aesthetic cover has an aesthetic surface and an attachment surface, which is opposite the aesthetic surface. The clip member is positioned at the attachment surface of the aesthetic cover, and is used to releasably secure the aesthetic cover to a housing of the electrical power unit. In one embodiment, the clip member includes a pair of resilient projections with hook-like portions for releasably engaging an opening formed in the housing of the power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Daniel P. Byrne, Randell E. Pate
  • Patent number: 8998625
    Abstract: An electrical connector for use with an electronic package, includes an insulative housing with a number of periphery sidewalls formed with a cavity. A guiding member is located upon the insulative housing, and includes a guiding frame with an opening and a sliding plate moveable mounted in the guiding frame. The electronic package is supported by the guiding member and pulled the sliding plate away from the guiding frame to let the electronic package enter into the cavity by passing through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Chi Yeh
  • Patent number: 8988860
    Abstract: A power supply having one or more power electronic modules that may be replaced without shutting down the power supply. Each power electronic module may be enclosed in a separate compartment of the power supply. Each compartment may have stationary electrical connectors configured to electrically connect to the power electronic module. A racking mechanism connected to a handle outside the compartment may move a power electronic module out of electrical contact with the stationary electrical connectors and/or into electrical contact with the stationary electrical connectors. Movement of a power electronic module within the compartment may occur without shutting down the power supply. Methods of replacing power electronic modules without shutting down the power supply are also provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Peter Willard Hammond
  • Patent number: 8961008
    Abstract: A temperature transmitter includes a dual-compartment housing and a head-mount temperature transmitter electronics module. The dual-compartment housing has a first compartment and a second compartment. The first compartment is configured to receive field wiring at a terminal block through at least one conduit. The first and second compartments are separated except for an electrical feedthrough therebetween. A head-mount temperature transmitter electronics module is disposed in the second compartment and is operably coupled to the terminal block in the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Bronczyk, Aaron A. Perrault
  • Publication number: 20150037988
    Abstract: A cover-fitted connector includes a connector housing that houses a terminal connected to a terminal of an electric wire, and a cover that covers the electric wire pulled out from the connector housing. The connector housing includes a connector housing body, and a connecting portion connected to the connector housing body. The cover includes a cover body, a connected portion connected with the connecting portion at a time of mating the cover with the connector housing, and a cutout portion having an end portion positioned at a boundary between the connector housing body to cover the connecting portion and configured to expose the connector housing body outside the cover at the time of mating the cover with the connector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Chieko TORII, Nozomi TSURUKUBO
  • Publication number: 20150031223
    Abstract: A modular connecting device having protective casing includes a first connector, a protective casing, an adaptor, and a protective casing. The first connector has an insertion portion. The protective casing having a case body is movably disposed on the first connector, and the case body of the protective casing is selectively sleeved on the first connector. The adaptor includes a second connector and a third connector. The first connector selectively establishes an electrical connection with the second connector. The third connector is exposed from the case body of the protective casing or received in the case body of the protective casing. The protective cover is selectively sleeved on outer portions of the third connector. Thus, the instant disclosure can be used to protect the connectors and to prevent foreign objects or the connectors per se from being damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: SHENG-HSIN LIAO
  • Publication number: 20150024617
    Abstract: A connector is connectable with a sheet-like or plate-like object having an end. The connector comprises a base member, a contact and an actuator. The contact is held by the base member. The actuator is supported by the base member so as to be openable and closable. The actuator is selectively locatable at a contact guard position, an open position and a keep position. When the actuator is closed to the contact guard position under a state where the object is not mounted on the mount surface, the guard portion is, at least in part, located under the mount surface in the up-down direction while the guard portion hides the contact point so that the contact point is unable to be seen when the connector is viewed from the front thereof in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroyuki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20150004819
    Abstract: An electrical component device includes an internal conductor, a case and a fitting detection connector. The internal conductor is connected to an electrical component and includes a fastening part configured to be fastened with an external conductor. The case accommodates the electrical component and the internal conductor and has a wall surface formed with a fastening opening for fastening the external conductor to the internal conductor. The fitting detection connector detects that a cover member closing the fastening opening is installed to the fastening opening and includes a receiving connector which is fixed inside the case and a detachable connector which is attached on the cover member. The wall surface extends in the gravity direction. The receiving connector has a receiving surface extending to a vicinity of an inner wall surface of the case and positioned below the fastening part in the gravity direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kiyotaka HANAOKA, Takanori KANAMORI, Takuomi WADA
  • Publication number: 20140370731
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric coupling element (1). Pin or socket contact elements (20), with which an electric means of a screwable connection means (28), are arranged in an electrically insulating main part (10). Openings (18) in the main part (10) are covered by means of a covering panel (30) I order to ensure the electric insulation of the individual contact elements (20). For assembly purposes, the covering panel (30) is movably attached to the main part (10) such that the covering panels (30, 30?) of two coupling elements (1, 1?) are mutually actuated when joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Heiko Meier, Andreas Rüter, Alexej Beckstedt
  • Publication number: 20140370732
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an assembly includes at least one of a plug or a receptacle. The plug includes a first electrical insulator that isolates a plurality of first electrical contacts. The first electrical insulator includes two separable halves. The receptacle includes a second electrical insulator that isolates a plurality of second electrical contacts. The second electrical insulator may also include two separable halves. The plurality of first electrical contacts are engageable with the plurality of second electrical contacts to electrically couple the plug and receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Dale Curtis, Shawn Norton, Tom Akers, John Houston
  • Patent number: 8911437
    Abstract: The invention concerns a medical technology device for treatment of the human or animal body, comprising at least one electrical plug connector which is adapted to be connected to a complementary counterpart plug connector of a further medical technology device and which in an active position is arranged projecting upwardly at the top side of the device. To provide a medical technology device which can be used both as an individual device and also in conjunction with a second device as a device arrangement and which in that respect satisfies existing safety and aesthetic demands, it is provided in accordance with the invention that the plug connector is adapted to be movable from the active position into a passive position, wherein in the passive position the plug connector is removed from the top side of the device and the top side is closed in substantially fluid-tight relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hörlle, André Roggan, Wolfgang Kühne, Uwe Fischer, Timo Strauss, Stefan Schiddel, Christopher Sprenger
  • Patent number: 8913948
    Abstract: A printer accessory including a housing and a connector, the connector having a frame defining an opening in the housing, and including a contact housing and a door slideably disposed within the opening. Biasing elements bias the contact housing and door to extend from the opening, wherein the door is configured to be depressed into the housing through the opening to expose electrical contacts on the contact housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jerrod Houston Tyler, Kevin Lo, Jeffrey Castleberry, Alvaro Pardo
  • Patent number: 8905768
    Abstract: A charging connector having a connector connection section disposed within an opening in the vehicle to which a plug is connected; an outer lid section which covers the opening; a resin arm which is pivotably supported within the opening and is bent so as to bypass the opening; and an outer lid hinge which allows the arm to pivot in a plane substantially perpendicular to the plane formed by the opening. The arm has an extended section which describes a circular arc centering on the outer lid hinge, and also has a base section (root section). The portion of the opening which is located near the arm is substantially circular-arc-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Hara
  • Publication number: 20140349498
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing and a connector module. The casing has a notch. The connector module includes a connector main body, a cover, a first position-limiting portion, a second position-limiting portion and an elastic component. The connector main body is disposed on the casing and corresponding to the notch. The cover is pivoted with the casing. The cover is adapted to rotate to a first position to cover the notch or rotate to a second position to expose the notch. The first position-limiting portion has at least one position-limiting hole. The first position-limiting portion and the second position-limiting portion have a gap therebetween. The elastic component is disposed in the gap and partially inserted into the position-limiting-hole. The cover presses the elastic component on the casing and is adapted to restore from the second position to the first position by elastic force of the elastic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Dan-Dan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140322939
    Abstract: A connector module and an electronic device using the same are provided. The connector module is disposed on a main body of an electronic device, and comprises a connector and a door structure. The connector has a slot used for accommodating the electronic card. The door structure comprises a door, a push rod and a connection rod. The door is used for covering the slot. The push rod is connected to the door and used for pressing the electronic card. The connection rod is disposed on the door and movably connected to the connector. When the door structure covers the slot, the push rod enters the slot and staggers with the electronic card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Huang-Chih Lin, Chia-Lun Yeh, Huai-Gang Liu